WWE News: Brock Lesnar Appears To Be Staying With WWE, Used UFC To Acquire A Better WWE Contract?
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has been the talk of the Pro-Wrestling and even MMA world for the last several months. However, the last few weeks in particular he has become THE story along with the Bill DeMott controversy. For a while it seemed that WWE was nowhere near getting Lesnar to re-sign with them. What was said regarding the contract originally was that the money was there but the length of the deal along with merchandise issues seemed to be the major problem.
Of course we all have heard of the blow-up with Lesnar backstage at WWE RAW nearly a month ago. The very same week, Lesnar attended a UFC event. Of course UFC President Dana White claims there were no contract talks with Lesnar as Brock was just there to see the fights. However, we aren’t stupid as much as White would wish we were.
Lesnar appeared to be dangling the UFC bait in front of Vince McMahon and Triple H for months prior, as it is almost obvious that White would sign Lesnar if he was free to do so. Months ago, it was rumored that Brock was using UFC to get a better deal from WWE and now that is blatantly obvious. It seems to have worked however, as we at the Inquisitr wrote last week that Lesnar may have secretly agreed to terms with WWE on a new deal. However, it is being kept under wraps for now.
Just yesterday, the Inquisitr wrote about a major story regarding a plan Triple H had with Lesnar. One that would allow Lesnar to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 31, and continue to hold it until they felt someone was ready for it. This would allow Lesnar to remain a “special attraction” and potentially increase the fan desire to eventually see him lose.
We’ve known for months now that fans do not want to see Roman Reigns win. Most feel that Reigns is good, but he is not nearly ready for the big push to become the face of the company. Especially when no one wants to see it.
This would mean that, if Lesnar retained, he’d have to be signed to a new contract to do so. This would confirm the previous report regarding Lesnar secretly agreeing to terms with WWE last week.
While this may or may not happen, the fact that it is being discussed would mean that WWE feels legitimately that they have a good chance of getting Lesnar to stay. While UFC was a big bargaining tool, WWE appeats to be giving in knowing he could leave. However, did Lesnar truly want to leave? He is nearing 40 and hasn’t fought since around 2011. Nearly four years ago, Lesnar stepped into the octagon for the last time and many felt they’d never see him in the public eye again. However, just shortly after he came to WWE and had a new lease on life it seemed.
Lesnar obviously likes what he has done with WWE. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t do it. Lesnar has made more than enough money to live on comfortably for the rest of his life. He doesn’t need WWE or UFC, but he knows that he is going to work for either he will not work for less than what he feels he is worth. While people don’t want to admit it, when Lesnar is on WWE RAW, ratings are up. When he has been on PPVs, they have gained far more interest.
That said, he is valuable to the WWE roster. So naturally WWE wants to keep him. Whether he used UFC to get a better deal or he simply knew WWE would budge, it seems that the entire MMA world believes Lesnar will be back. So it will be a blow to one world when he makes his decision. However, at least UFC hasn’t had Lesnar in 4 years. So it’s not as if daily operations will change.
[IMG Credits: Fansided, WWE.com]